Feb. 26, 2008 at 7:01am
A series of panel discussions about the how the vitality our our city depends on living, working, and playing locally start tonight. Go Local or Die kicks off with Patricia Lecy-Davis, Erik Bjornson, Morgan Alexander, myself (Kevin Freitas), and host Jim Diers with tonights focus: "Local habits that downtown depends upon for economic sustainability and social vitality."
The discussion is free but you may want to RSVP in case space is limited or you want to make sure there are enough snacks for everyone. Hope to see you there!
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by morgan on 2/26/2008 @ 11:42pm
|There was great energy in the room! Now we just need to maintain it.
Here's that magazine that was mentioned. Pretty interesting story behind it. Check it out: www.odemagazine.com
Kevin: here's some background on what I was talking about. I still haven't seen a website that puts these concepts into a usable form for communities to use. Are you up for it?
Community Asset Mapping -
by ensie on 2/27/2008 @ 12:06am
|This was a really interesting event tonight! Jim Diers was was a great speaker full of wonderful ideas at how to grow community.
Morgan, you are absolutely right - the energy in the room was great. It was awesome having people provide their insight, feed back and ideas.
Can't wait for the next one!
by Erik on 2/27/2008 @ 12:38am
|There was great energy in the room! Now we just need to maintain it. |
Rarely have I seen so much action is a relatively small place, a band, a panel and a great presenter. A great demonstration of neighborhood organizing from a real pro. Thanks Jim.
Plans were made, evergy built. The audience was plum full of the people actually make a difference downtown.
Here's a few photos of the event:
by KevinFreitas on 2/27/2008 @ 8:25am
|Just posted audio and a new forum area specifically for "Local Life" related discussions:
Let's keep this energy flowing. If any other groups would like me to setup a forum for their own discussion please just email me and I'll drop it under the new Getting Involved discussion area.
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!